WordPress plugins are great. They add functionality to your site with the click of a button. You don’t have to know how to program anything, you just click, add, and they work. Until they don’t, or until they interfere with other plugins on your site. And then you’re left to sort things out, resolve conflicts, and try to get your website working again. More is not necessarily better when we’re talking about WordPress plugins.
The more plugins you have, the more you run the risk of security issues with one or several of them. More plugins also means more risk that one or more may conflict with another plugin or set of plugins on your website. There are more things to check when you upgrade your plugins.
The first part of building a website is planning. Think of the features and functionality you need on your website, and then decide how best to accomplish your goals. If you need help, check out our free website planning worksheet or get in touch with us to talk about your project.
Don’t let this be you. Choose your WordPress plugins with care.